logo_homepage_hp.gifThese new media properties are getting increasingly serious about the business side of their operations. Last week, The Daily Beast signed up Brian Dick as vice president of business development.

Now it’s the Huffington Post‘s turn: Derek J. Murphy joins the company from CNN as senior vice president of business development. In his former job, “he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships for the CNN Interactive Group,” according to a release. At the HuffPo, he’ll “oversee new and existing business partnerships for The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”), focusing on distributing HuffPost content across a wide-range of media platforms, creating video partnerships and developing business partnerships for the site’s expanding list of content verticals.”

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